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17 Nov

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

Spellbindingly innovative musician and dancer Hannah James amazed audiences across the UK with her breathtaking one-woman show JigDoll when it debuted in 2015. Now, the show expands into The JigDoll Ensemble.

 

18 Nov

Sunday Papers Live

London’s biannual celebration of all things Sunday returns; a day of walks, talks, roasts and performances.

 

19 Nov

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

20 Nov

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning Cotswold morris dances. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

21 Nov

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

 

22 Nov

For over a decade Sheelanagig have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

23 Nov

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

24 Nov

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

Black and White Ball

Experience the magic of Old Hollywood.

 

25 Nov

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

26 Nov

English Country Dancing

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

27 Nov

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning Cotswold morris dances. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

28 Nov

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Mary Humphreys & Anahata

Described at a gig recently as “the accessible face of traditional song and music” they try to ensure that their green credentials are second to none.

 

29 Nov

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Faustus

Acclaimed trio Faustus present new music drawn from the Cotton Famine Poetry project.

 

30 Nov

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

01 Dec

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship.

 

02 Dec

Old photos of singers

Internationally published folklorist Steve Roud presents with Laura Smyth, EFDSS’ Library and Archive Director, this popular introductory level day exploring the history of English folk song.

 

Playford Past & Present

A series of dances and workshops for experienced dancers with outstanding callers and superb musicians.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.